ERIC Number: ED093356
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973-Jun-8
Reference Count: N/A
Educational Television Personnel's Review of the Technical Quality, Content Criteria, and Marketability of AEL's "Around the Bend" Pilot Tapes. Technical Report No. 31.
Shively, Joe E.
In order to determine whether Appalachia Educational Laboratory (AEL) had the capability of producing a TV series of high technical quality with content that met criteria designed for the selection of children's television programs, a pilot tape produced by AEL was submitted for rating to educational television (ETV) specialists from the State Departments of Education serviced by AEL and other ETV facilities. Most of the specialists reacted favorably to the tapes in terms of meeting the selection criteria, providing a variation in character images, and exhibiting technical quality. Many felt that a series similar to the pilots would be suitable for use in their areas. Several individuals did indicate concern over the relative emphasis of children versus adults, the reality of the situations, and the advanced level of the vocabulary used in the tapes. ETV personnel from AEL's geographical region gave more positive ratings than did other ETV personnel. Based on these responses, it appears that AEL has demonstrated its capability of producing TV tapes which exhibit technical quality and meet the selection criteria for children's programs. (WDR)
Descriptors: Children, Early Childhood Education, Educational Television, Evaluation, Evaluation Criteria, Evaluation Methods, Feasibility Studies, Marketing, Media Research, Media Selection, Observation, Preschool Education, Preschool Learning, Production Techniques, Programing (Broadcast), Television Research, Television Viewing, Videotape Recordings
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Appalachia Educational Lab., Charleston, WV.